Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Decision to let cop killer Abu-Jamal give commencement speech 'despicable,' widow says     By   FoxNews.com
Published September 30, 2014
Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing in 1995. (AP)
A Vermont college's selection of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as commencement speaker is a “despicable” decision that should be reversed, his victim's widow told FoxNews.com.
Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Daniel was gunned down by Abu-Jamal in 1981, was shocked to learn of the selection by undergraduate students at tiny Goddard College in Plainfield. Abu-Jamal, who will not attend the event and whose speech will be pre-recorded, received a bachelor of arts degree from the 245-student liberal arts college in 1996 through a correspondence program.

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